carbonara

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noun car·bo·nara \ˌkär-bə-ˈnär-ə\

Definition of carbonara

  1. :  a dish of hot pasta into which other ingredients (as eggs, bacon or ham, and grated cheese) have been mixed —often used as a postpositive modifier <spaghetti carbonara>

Origin and Etymology of carbonara

Italian dialect (alla) carbonara, literally, in the manner of a charcoal maker


First Known Use: 1962

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